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  1. stephenbc

    Molding offset/origin question

    Robert - sounds like you had the same question...I couldn't find reference to it either. Your quick method for determining the visual cue is cleaver. +1!
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    Molding offset/origin question

    Eric - thank you. You have answered my question with your video. The answer I was looking for, that is, the origin CA uses in locating molding profiles is defined by the left and lower lateral extents of the outside edges of the molding profile.
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    Molding offset/origin question

    Let's try this...I would like to use a complex shaped closed polyline as a molding profile. Let's say as a crown molding around a pillar. I would create a molding polyline around that pillar and apply the molding profile to it. Is there a way to know where the origin in the molding profile is, so that one could place the molding profile using an offset (vertical and horizontal) that doesn't require creating sections through the pillar to iteratively adjust until the correct placement is achieved? Or, is it possible to change/modify where the origin of the molding profile is? The offset function uses this origin...it would be nice to know where it is.
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    Molding offset/origin question

    This should be an easy question for those in the know. If I have a polyline I want to use as a molding, is there an expedient way to determine where the 'origin' is in the polyline so that I can place it appropriately? Presently, one has to cut sections after placement and adjust the offset iteratively until it's placed where one wants it, which takes time. If I use a polyline that I didn't create, how can I either change the origin in that polyline that the offset uses or somehow know where it is so that I can simply set my offset in the molding profile appropriately the first time? Hopefully, I've explained this right. Perhaps I'm missing something really basic here. Thanks.
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    Framing moving when wall layers changed

    I added a 2" layer of external insulation between the house wrap and the siding. Yes, and framed it. No group select. I modified the wall definition by first selecting the wall. Solver...perhaps you could try the same actions I did. Open the plan file I attached, click on the wall and open its definition, add the 2" layer, save and watch the framing move. Did you get the same results?
  6. How big is your plan file? Are you, by chance, running out of disk space...which is invariably used for caching, especially with other programs running?
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    Framing moving when wall layers changed

    One thing to note regarding this whole thread is that there appears to be a work-around to this problem...at least until CA fixes it! That work-around is to physically create a copy of the wall definition you want to modify, make your modification to the layers in that copy, save the new definition and apply it to the wall for which you want the layers changed. This will ensure that the framing will not magically move out of the correct position.
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    Framing moving when wall layers changed

    Ah, I miss-interpreted your initial question on that, so the correct answer is no. The main layer was always and only the stud portion of the wall. Sorry for the confusion.
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    Framing moving when wall layers changed

    Should be as is in attached plan above. It's basically a CA template standard.
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    Framing moving when wall layers changed

    Yes. Yes, I understand that. Nothing happens when each option is selected for each modification of the wall. It's certainly very odd behaviour.
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    Framing moving when wall layers changed

    Glenn...perhaps you could expand on what you mean by the main layer being an air gap...not sure I understand. I've also checked each radio button option in the resize about setting for General Walls and it appears not to affect anything.
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    Framing moving when wall layers changed

    In preparation for answering your question, I drew 4 walls and framed them...twice. On the left set I modified the wall type, adding another layer between the house wrap and the siding. Once saved, the framing moved as you can see in the attached plan. On the right set of walls I created a copy of the wall type before modifying it with the additional layer. When I saved it, the framing stayed in what would appear to be the proper location. Interesting results. It would appear that making another copy of the wall definition resolves the issue...but I need to test this on my working model, not the demo presented here. Framing issue.plan
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    Framing moving when wall layers changed

    My analysis shows that the framing is moving, not the wall.
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    Framing moving when wall layers changed

    My apologies...